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BY HflRRV C. BJORKLUND 



GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS 

HE following instructions are imparted especially to the beginner, 
but will be found of equal interest to the professional Chalk Talker 
as well. 

To begin with, it is necessary that each drawing is practiced with 
pencil on scrap paper until the artist becomes so familiar with the forma- 
tion of the picture that he can be looking in another direction and draw- 
ing at the same time. Then it is expected that the regular commercial 
Chalk Talk Materials will be used for practice. This will increase the 
learner's interest besides teaching him the professional methods right 
frcm the start. 

THE MATERIALS NEEDED 

Having the drawings down perfect the performer must decide on 
the size that he wishes to draw them in public. A good size to adopt 
is 24x36 inches, ordinary newsprint paper being used to draw on. You 
will also require a board the same size (preferably revolving) on which 
to fasten the sheets of paper one on top of the other. Small clamps 
or paper clips being used to fasten the paper on in each corner. A light 
easel is also required to hold the board at a suitable height for drawing 
on. Some lecturer's crayon (assorted colors) being necessary to sketch 
with. 

HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS 

Always draw from the side of board as the audience likes to see 
every line being drawn. 

Don't be afraid to exert your voice when talking as the people in back 
are as eager to hear as those in front. 

Old newspapers are fine for practice and inexpensive to the Chalk 
Talker. 

Faint pencil outlines of the cartoons are not noticeable by the 
audience. 

Talcum powder rubbed on hands before using chalk aids in re- 
moving chalk with soap and water. 

Powdered stick crayon (chalk) is handy in covering large surfaces 
if applied with cotton. 

Good music if properly arranged makes a good addition to a 
Chalk Talk. 

NOTICE that the stunts in this book are of the Trick and Evolution 
kind and that each transformation must be studied closely before pre- 
senting. Upon presentation keep the audience guessing as to what the 
picture is going to turn out to be by filling in the explanatory part of 
the picture last. 



?TRICK 



COMIC 



AFisKStorqofaDuck 

NEXT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, 
lU SHOW YOU HOW EASY IT IS TO 
DRAW A DUCK 

YOU START LIKE THIS 




FIG. 1. 



WHflT ?-A FISH? 



01 A DUCK. 




CARTOONS 



WHAT IS IT ? 



WHY IT'S A 





WHITE DUCK IK) 

fl SNOW STORM. 






FOR THE CHALK TALKER 



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Uncle, Stint. 





figuratively SpeaJting * CHINK 



PEPPY PICTURE STUNTS 




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Turn Aroundjl 




rig. L- &uly one maznina I took <i walk oud in- 
to w& eotmLru. Jh& sun a&S shining britihLlyjfaiv 
sun) nox this is supposed io be the sun.Itlook3 
d ood deal Like j, fried e66 doef iinat?(bmt- 



$. Z-(])KW head of COLD dud say) Doujx here 
islure A very peculiar zzLLzndZ 
^Ldotd ( aoct rda to cowi -forehead) 

, _ /^e y^c/ down, 

iru jQluj, person &ime over 
w. (finish axxvu64. <md 



2tf tite, -naslure d rer 
and dccimed. w& COLO, 

is ivfaat^ our friend loo 

zrouna). 




In ihe above sticriL ifoe> 
for besi effect io be ^i'C--,, 
aucu&rice by arrangement of 
the crowd J -"" ^ 




FOR THE CHALK TALKER 




-1- SCHOOL Bat 

2- JlIDLRTY BEI 

-3- MY BELLE 




PEPPY PICTURE STUNTS 



A QUACK 




DOCTOR 




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FOR THE CHALK TALKER 



Present 

Cts styles do change fa mother and sfis 
ye eui their liair so U looks Uketius 




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Obstrve carefully ttte . 
Unes that are added 
io tfie "present* to form 
the " 



Present 






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PEPPY PICTURE STUNTS 




*& 

before 
dad joined VM Police Jorce. 



Offer comflUiiuQ "Ji$-l-"draw 
Cap, Mwi add lo siomac-h, Ji$-t 



FOR THE CHALK TALKER 





I ~- ^^FlFVy^* 

J/cre is' z/t old employe* who has adver- 
tised for a boy to wozh <3/ter*ioon& azid, 
7 iy? ^ind here 2$ <i sleepy , kizy 
wit, So? the Job. Notice me stern 

iotv oiz the employ ei'sf -face czy he, 

______ ifie boy if he is* strozig, Ji&zLtAy and 

wide <z,w<zke<. J'he, boy fy-fioy) s&ysf he i$ not 

Lofcs h-if chosvee; fox Me fob. 
^vei'^e Vi'JAVinq ^LtuL ^<iy, "-2/ow different 
Code, is of Ifte, fieXt 3Lnplica,*tL who 
is <ble to hold Iti3 heacL iLp z,tid say 
he is tfLrozid <3LrvoL 7^&a.UJ^u . Jfo& e^rvp- 
lover Lu^ntedi^LjLeLy hiiiis him sLiting 
tfuit he if -the Jori of & boy h is IOOK- 
for. (Boyl 



PEPPY PICTURE STUNTS 




A Young 





An Old Crab 




FOR THE CHALK TALKER 




ACUTE ANGLE. . 




A. CUTE. 



When drawing d0oin0t,iri& future? . 
zaute <zn$l& iS less* tfaut rigfot 
entile, 6ttt in drawing 2uirru^2^ 
figures an actde zndLe &LK/ be qtade, 
xwre $IAYL <& right anj/fe, proving 
that A Cuie Antfte is' ( 7nore 




Fig. 1. 



Fig. 2. 



FIG. I- J/tis is jctfi a r&uifoctioru 
of ih& doy$ t cone by, when you couJLd 
6ei for & nickel vfiM IWM eosis a. 
fortune (or 50 cUysf.) 

Ficr. Z-7his ( is a re&tiLe&ttorL of 
of ih& expression, found on, &ie 
wif&s face ds you, opc?t 7 tttp door 
after <z flight 



PEPPY PICTURE STUNTS 



FROM VEGETABLE To ANIMAL- 






Summer fyuash gf PlcuiL - Pumpkuv 






FOR THE CHALK TALKER 



MISCELLANEOUS 



siart 

fore 





siart 



C^ho above stools are 
drawn, with, one, Con - 

iULOOUS 




1 will ,. endeavor to sJzeteh the mol 
promin&ni Womans 1 Club" in 



People say that figures dorit Li& . ~Bul ii is nol 
sfp in ikls case, iwile Hie figLixes 3/7 cuid. 
i-nvcrl of j/ioivzi h&r&-- LI&. (Znolhz? proof 
to the above dlatcznczit is fhown yhezi a half 

twelve 1$ Jevezi, as 1 6/uts ^/f * V// and. when 

from nine leaves 



A GOOSE TAIL 

Htt came early a,nd sodd little; but zat, and sai, 
sat. She drew tired, and wished, he tuoulcltio. 
he did riot. OLzid, so in de$p&ratiotL s&e said;. 'o UOLU 
know tna story of ihe nine tfoose Q$$?"und 
'to" "J/igii you shall, ^irst you, (trow them, 
io-l-) flow all tfeasfe have foils cind weeks' 
reore let as 1 five, some of ifagef quart 
ks Thus' (Fi- ^-) Oodd God 

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PEPPY PICTURE STUNTS 



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NOVELTY PICTURE NO. 1 

In every profes- 
sion it is essential 
to keep up to date 
in order to be suc- 
cessful, and enter- 
taining is far from 
being an exception 
to the rule. The 
anxious search for 
novelty must once 
again be my ex- 
cuse for coming to 
the assistance of 
Chalk Talkers 
who have wel- 
comed my various 
productions in the 
past. 

In the present 
effect the perform- 
er walks onto the 
stage with a hat 
and cane and is 
apparently s u r - 
prised at seeing an 
easel there. He 
takes his hat off 
(either s t r a w or 

derby) and fastens it on the board by means of a tack. The cane is 
then placed in a position as shown in the illustration being held by a 
tack through a piece of elastic. "Drawing to" the cane and hat a stork 
is made, the hat becoming the body of the bird and the cane forming 
one of the legs. A handkerchief is taken from the performers pocket 
and tacked to the bill of stork so that it forms a cradle for babe. Two 
or three cigars fastened to the board by glue or rubber bands make 
excellent bullrushes when the remaining chalk lines are added. 

The illustration shows just how the picture is hurriedly built up; the 
quicker the execution the more surprise it causes. 

Note: A table cane may be used in place of an ordinary cane, 
then when drawing is finished the performer can transform the hat and 
cane into a small table, with chalk and accessories to finish his act. 




NOVELTY No-1- 



FOR THE CHALK TALKER 



SMOKE PICTURES 



"Smoke Pictures", so called, 
may be included in almost any 
kind of an act, be it lightning car- 
toonist or otherwise. 

Perhaps the simplest way to 
make Smoke Pictures is to hold 
an ordinary white plate over a 
candle until it is blackened all 
over and then use the fingers to 
rub away the black surface where 
it is not needed. 

(To make the picture shown) 
start by rubbing out the moon 
with the forefinger, then rub away 
the foreground, leaving the path 
black until later; then rub out 
trees, smoke, and parts of house; 
now shade path by drawing a 
small flat varnish brush across the 
soot in the direction of the path. 

Having acquired some skill on 
the small scale using a plate and 

candle, the learner should display his ability on a larger scale using an 
enameled iron plate about 18x22 inches and a paraffin torch. 

The torch is made out of a piece of broom handle with a rag wound 
around it and held in place with a wire. The torch is then dipped in 
paraffin and lighted, being held about a foot below the plate so that 
torch will not touch plate during the blackening. To extinguish torch 
merely push it into a small tin can that will fit snuggly around torch. 

A rag wrapped around the fingers or hand may be used to wipe the 
soot or smoke from large surfaces. 




The smoke picture "PALM BEACH" which is at the end of this book 
will be found to be quite difficult unless a large enameled iron is used. 



PEPPY PICTURE STUNTS 



RAG PICTURES 

_ Rag pictures can be produced 

on the ordinary Chalk Talker's 
board. They are very effective 
on the stage, and always com- 
mand a good round of applause. 

The pictures are composed of 
pieces of cloth, silk or felt of dif- 
ferent colors cut into definite 
shapes, and pinned on the board. 

In the above picture, the out- 
lines of the pieces are strongly 
marked to show the exact shape 
of each piece. To cut out the 
pieces of the above design accur- 
ately, a large flat colored drawing 
should be made in either water 
color or chalk, and each color in 
the design should be carefully 
traced on the cloth before cutting. 
If accurately traced and cut, the 
cloth sections will fit up exactly 
similar to the original picture. All 

rag pictures must be bold and simple, avoiding small pieces. 
Rag requirements: To be pinned on in this order: 

SKY A piece of Yale Blue cloth full size of board. 

FOREGROUND A piece of White cut with roof of house. (Pinned on 
Blue.) 

SMOKE A piece of light grey cloth. (Pinned on Blue Sky.) 
ROAD A piece of light grey cloth. (Pinned on White Foreground.) 

TREES, FOLIAGE A piece of Black cloth for each side of house. (On 
White.) 

FRONT OF HOUSE A piece of black cloth. (Pinned on white.) 
CHIMNEY ON HOUSE A piece of black cloth. (Pinned on white.) 
MOON AND WINDOWS are of yellow cloth. 

All these pieces are cut like drawing and assembled in the above 
order. 

Notice that there are four separate pieces of black used. 




FOR THE CHALK TALKER 



THE RED CROSS NURSE 
A Stunt in Paper Cutting 

This picture forms a very 
good part in any chalk 
talker's program providing 
good, snappy patter goes 
with it (or if the performer 
can sing or whistle so much 
the better.) 

To begin with, the chalk 
talker's board must be cov- 
ered on one side with black 
plush or velveteen and have 
thumb tacks driven through 
the surface so that when a 
piece of paper is pressed 
against the cloth it will lay 
flat and not fall off. 

Fig. 1 Shows a picture 
of the nurse as it should look 
when finished. 

Fig. 2 Shows a piece of 
paper folded in the center at 
line A. B. with parts of the 
picture traced on it. 

First cut the border out 
and pin on the board. Then 
cut the nurses Toque marked 
X and pin on board. Next 
cut face marked Y, then 
open up and cut nose and 
eyes as in finished picture 
Fig. 1 and pin on board. Then cut two eyes, Z, and a piece for the 
mouth. Pin these on the board as cut and when assembled the verdict 

will be "A CLEVER PICTURE." 

Remember That the eyes and nose cannot be cut when the paper 
is folded. 




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FOLD PAPER 
Oh Lint. A. 5. 



PEPPY PICTURE STUNTS 



INDIAN ui Chalk 

Rtd 




A. Good 

FINISH" 



Color io 



COMIC 



5TRICK 



CARTOONS 




ANDREW JACKSON 

TRIED 
*PICKIN' ANY MELLON' 



BUT NOW- ANDY IS 
"PICKIN'FOR THE STATE 





FIG. 2. 



(FI6. 3. SHOWS A REAR VIEW 
OF ANDY IN HIS PRISON SUIT) 



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FIG. 3. 



COMIC 



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CARTOONS 





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BART SUPPLIES HEADQUARTERS FOR THE 
CHALK TALKER 




For nearly a score 
of years. Bart Sup- 
plies has been the 
recognized headquar- 
ters tor Chalk Talk 
supplies and equip- 
ment. 

Anen Cartoonist on the Minneapolis Journal. Bart orlgl 
nated the Idea of publishing original stunts, numbers, and 
program!, with "patter" and picture outlines for others to 

He compiled programs not only from his own numbers 
but from other cartoonists and entertainer* who co-operau 
with him In collecting old time stunts never before printed. 
His Idea of a roll board and collapsible easel caught the 
fancy of platform workers on Vaudeville. Orpheum and 
Lnceum circuits. Word spread until today Bart Supplies 
Is synonymous with Chalk Talk necessities. 



BART ROLL BOARDS 

The Bart Roll Board supplies th 
entertainer, lecturer, poster artist o 
ehantauqua performer with a larg 
drawing surface which can 
be quickly rolled up to- 
gether with a supply of pa- 
per for easy transportation. 

It is constructed of nar- 
row wooden strips glued to 
heavy canvas. It rolls com- 
pactly. Metal rigidflers 
make it absolutely firm. 

Used by all professional 
ehalk talk performers. 

No. 4115 24x3< In.... $5.31 
No. 4616 30x44 In.... 8-38 
No. 4617 36x48 in.... 9.75 




CHALK TALK STUNTS 

By Harlan Tarbell. Contains a great abundance and 
variety of jiew entertainment material for the chalk-talk 
artist. After a few practical sugges- 
tions for preparing a chalk talk, comes 
a succession of pictures with a punch 
55 of then, each presented in a full 
page illustration drawn largely from 
the author's own extensive experience or 
a chalk talk entertainer. With each 
picture goes a full line of "patter" in 
snappy prose or verse, together with 
valuable instructions on the art of mak- 
ing the crayon keep pace with the "pat- 
ter." Practically all the maUriaf ii 
amorous BCT-4 $1.25 




CHALK TALK LECTURE CRAYON 

Lecture crayon is a toft crayon composition which comes 
to you in square sticks of various colors in two sixes. 
The aides of the sticks leave delicate tones or colon in 
brilliant contrasts, according to pressure applied in draw- 
ing them over the tightly stretched paper surface. Won- 
derful picture effects and fascinating comic presentations 
are quickly produced after a little practice with these 
pastel-like crayon 




Black 

White 

Dark Blue 

Ultramarine Blue 

Medium Blue 

Light Blue 

Purple 

Blue Green 

Dark Green 



Exact site of the Ixlxl crayons. 



Violet 
Medium Green 
Light Green 
Dark Brown 
Red Violet 
Orange 

Light Orange 

Light Yellow 



Each Dozen 

Scarlet and Crimson ... ft.12 $1J* 

Magenta .'. .12 \M 

White .05 .44 

All other colors J7 5J 



Crimson 
Scarlet 
Magenta 
Dark Red 
Tan 

Complexion 
Red Orange 
Light Gray 

1x1x3 

Each Dozei 
J2-S7 
2J7 

M 

urn 



BART PRACTICAL ASSORTMENT 

No. 4504 36 Stick Assortment, 1x1x3 Set $4.09 

No. 4505 36 Stick Assortment, V4xV4x3. . . .Set $1.52 

GRAY BOGUS 4410 

A rough surface, excellent tooth, medium gray tone. 
Size Per 25 Per 50 Per 100 Per 250 

24x36 $0.54 $1.01 $1.69 $3.88 

30x44 1.05 1.58 2.60 5.98 

36x48 1.35 2.03 3.38 7.50 



MANILLA DRAWING 8714 



Manilla Drawing sells at 



pric 



as Gray Bogus. 



NEWS PRINT 4412 

News Print furnishes a good surface for chalk talk 
work. Economical for practice or performance. 



Size 
24x36 
30x44 
36x48 



$0.78 
1.15 
1.55 



Per 100 
$1.13 
1.73 

2.33 



Per 250 
$2.38 
3.63 
4.75 



CLAMPS AND FASTENERS 

No. 1755 Swivel bolt attachment for table top.. tO.1t 
No. 17541 Pet clamps for attaching poster or chalk talk 

paper to top of board Per pair .38 

No. 1757 Quilting frame clamps for attaching support to 

table, per pair $0.28 

No. 1768 Spring clips for quick release of paper at bottom 
of board Per pair 41 



^^ ^ ^^^^ ^^ 

Z(J% D/SCOUNT ON Aeove PRICES 

HEADQUARTERS FOR THE CHALK TAl_KER_ 



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BART SUPPLIES 

915 \44PCUET 
MINNEAPOLIS 



UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY 

Los Angeles 
This book is DDE on the last date stamped below. 



1979 



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